Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX

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Population

7.4M

2.32% growth

Median Age

34.9


Median Household Income

$67,382

5.59% growth

Poverty Rate

13.3%


Number of Employees

3.71M

2.75% growth

Median Property Value

$214,900

13.6% growth

About

In 2017, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX had a population of 7.4M people with a median age of 34.9 and a median household income of $67,382. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew from 7.23M to 7.4M, a 2.32% increase and its median household income grew from $63,812 to $67,382, a 5.59% increase.

The population of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is 46.3% White Alone, 28.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.4% Black or African American Alone. 31.9% of the people in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX speak a non-English language, and 87.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are The University of Texas at Arlington (11,829 degrees awarded in 2016), University of North Texas (8,719 degrees), and Tarrant County College District (7,839 degrees).

The median property value in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is $214,900, and the homeownership rate is 59.7%. Most people in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX employs 3.71M people. The largest industries in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are Retail Trade (435,746 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (413,546 people), and Manufacturing (332,306 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,308), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,410), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,875).

Median household income in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is $67,382. Males in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$67,382

2017 value

± $735

5.59%

1 Year Growth

± 1.72%

Households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have a median annual income of $67,382, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,812 in 2016, which represents a 5.59% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was Collin County, TX with a value of $94,933, followed by Rockwall County, TX and Fort Bend County, TX, with respective values of $94,848 and $90,845.

The following map shows all of the counties in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX (936k out of 7.01M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    562,157 ± 6,341

  2. Hispanic

    417,378 ± 5,220

  3. Black

    215,986 ± 3,770

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.71M

2017 Value

± 35,405

2.75%

1 Year growth

± 1.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew at a rate of 2.75%, from 3.61M employees to 3.71M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (493,941 people), Management Occupations (431,799 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (409,624 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (493,941 people), Management Occupations (431,799 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (409,624 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.29 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.28 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.26 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($84,400), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($82,188), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,488).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.71M

2017 Value

± 35,405

2.75%

1 Year growth

± 1.28%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew at a rate of 2.75%, from 3.61M employees to 3.71M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, are Retail Trade (435,746 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (413,546 people), and Manufacturing (332,306 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, though some of these residents may live in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (435,746 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (413,546 people), and Manufacturing (332,306 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.78 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.77 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($77,308), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,410), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,875).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline ($216B) and Mixed freight ($159B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

83.5% of the population of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 12.5% on Medicaid, 8.21% on Medicare, 10% on non-group plans, and 1.26% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX see 1670 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1790 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1012 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,670 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Texas see an average of 1,670 patients per year. This represents a 0.12% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Texas in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.5%

Uninsured

51.6%

Employer Coverage

12.5%

Medicaid

8.21%

Medicare

10%

Non-Group

1.26%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew by 5.84% from 15.6% to 16.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is home to a population of 7.4M people, from which 87.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 17.4% of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.29M people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is composed of 3.43M White Alone residents (46.3%), 2.14M Hispanic or Latino residents (28.9%), 1.14M Black or African American Alone residents (15.4%), 499k Asian Alone residents (6.74%), 155k Two or More Races residents (2.09%), 20.9k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.283%), 18.7k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.253%), and 6.96k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.094%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are Spanish (1,587,933 speakers), Vietnamese (78,657 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (53,528 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was 34.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.29M people

17.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.24M people

As of 2017, 17.4% of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX residents (1.29M people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was 17.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Texas residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

87.9%

2017 Citizenship

88.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.9% of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was 88.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.43M ± 5.58k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.14M ± 31.7k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.14M ± 7.67k

In 2017, there were 1.6 times more White Alone residents (3.43M people) in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.14M Hispanic or Latino and 1.14M Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    1,587,933 speakers (23.1%)

  2. Vietnamese

    78,657 speakers (1.14%)

  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)

    53,528 speakers (0.778%)

31.9% of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was Spanish. 23.1% of the overall population of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are native Spanish speakers. 1.14% speak Vietnamese and 0.778% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    107,833 ± 4,287

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    79,022 ± 5,806

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    63,060 ± 4,886

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX awarded 83,218 degrees. The student population of Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is skewed towards women, with 159,744 male students and 218,367 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are White (35,390 and 46.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17,489 and 23%), Black or African American (12,632 and 16.6%), and Asian (5,761 and 7.58%).

The largest universities in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX by number of degrees awarded are The University of Texas at Arlington (11,829 and 14.2%), University of North Texas (8,719 and 10.5%), and Tarrant County College District (7,839 and 9.42%).

The most popular majors in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are General Studies (12,721 and 15.3%), General Business Administration & Management (5,023 and 6.04%), and Registered Nursing (4,980 and 5.98%).

The median tuition costs in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX are $16,203 for private four year colleges, and $7,300 and $17,261 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 4,013 degrees awarded

  2. 2,147 degrees awarded

  3. 1,458 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was Registered Nursing with 4,013 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 11,829 degrees awarded

  2. 8,719 degrees awarded

  3. 7,839 degrees awarded

$7,300

Median In-State Public

$16,203

Median Private

In 2016, the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Texas at Arlington with 11,829 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

33,463

Degrees Awarded to Men

49,755

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 33,463 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX, which is 0.673 times less than the 49,755 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    35,390 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    17,489 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    12,632 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX were to White students. These 35,390 degrees mean that there were 2.02 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 17,489 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was $214,900 in 2017, which is 0.988 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $189,100 to $214,900, a 13.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is 59.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$67,382

Median Household Income

± $735

2.57M

Number of Households

± 27,563

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.57M households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew to $67,382 from the previous year's value of $63,812.

The following chart displays the households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$214,900

2017 Median

± $2,144

$189,100

2016 Median

± $1,945

In 2017, the median property value in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX grew to to $214,900 from the previous year's value of $189,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

59.7%

2017 Homeownership

59.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.7% of the housing units in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

27 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.92% of the workforce in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.61%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX was Drove Alone (80.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.61%) and those who Worked At Home (5.62%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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